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The soundscape of Italian cinema: 1945-1975

Venice, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore

Organised by the Institute for Music, the seminar will tackle themes in the “audiovisual experience” research area as the first step towards a wide-ranging project concerning music for film and television by Italian composers in the second half the 20th century. Eight speakers will present to eight discussants the results from their enquiries into the soundscape of Italian cinema from 1945 to 1975. The papers will focus on: the relations between film music and opera (Matteo Giuggioli and Gaia Varon), popular music (Luca Bandirali and Alessandro Bratus), folk music (Ilario Meandri and Grazia Tuzi) and composing experimental music (Maurizio
Corbella and Giovanni De Mezzo). The discussants in the four sessions will be Emilio Sala and Fabrizio Borin; Serena Facci and Massimo Locatelli; Maurizio Agamennone and Antioco Floris; and Veniero Rizzardi and Manlio Piva. The seminar will be preceded by two lectures on 28 February (3 pm) at which the two coordinators will present forthcoming publications: Gianmario Borio, Il sistema simbolico di East of Eden. Osservazioni analitiche sul film di Elia Kazan con musica di Leonard Rosenman; and Roberto Calabretto, Luigi Nono e il cinema. Appunti per una riflessione.